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Preparing for Mother Nature – Emergency preparedness

The last few weeks have shown us how strong Mother Nature can be, in the forms of hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes. As a reminder, we each should create a plan for emergencies and/or evacuations- one that does not rely on first responders as the initial source of help. This is especially important for those who have special needs: oxygen dependent; wheelchair users; limited mobility; communication difficulties- and many others things not listed here. Regardless, everyone should have a plan for themselves.

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, including making a family disaster plan, please click on this link to the County’s website, and look at the red box in the lower right corner.

Another good resource is

And don’t forget that about the County’s free app for your smart phone. It’s in the app store as SD Emergency.

Thank you for planning to ensure your own safety!